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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC

Sex Offenders: UK

CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings and advises the courts on the children's best interests. CAFCASS works in the family courts.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre works across the UK and internationally to deliver a holistic approach that combines police powers with the dedicated expertise of business sectors, government, specialist charities and other interested organisations - all focused on tackling child sex abuse. It includes details of individual child sex offenders.

The Criminal Records Bureau aims to reduce the risk of abuse by ensuring that those who are unsuitable are not able to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Dangerous Persons Database: ViSOR is a UK-wide system used to store and share information and intelligence on those individuals who have been identified as posing a risk of serious harm to the public.

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)  specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The NSPCC is the only UK children's charity with statutory powers that enable it to take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

The Sex Offenders Act (1997) focuses on the notification of information to the police by sex offenders.

Dangerous Persons Database: ViSOR is a UK-wide system used to store and share information and intelligence on those individuals who have been identified as posing a risk of serious harm to the public.

Victoria Climbié Inquiry: Lord Laming's independent, statutory inquiry into the circumstances leading to Victoria Climbié's death, and to recommend action to prevent such a tragedy happening again.

Sex Offenders: International

California Coalition on Sexual Offending was founded to meet California's need for a formally structured resource for professionals working with persons involved in the commission of rape, child sexual abuse, incest, and other forms of sexual assault. It includes members working in law enforcement, criminal justice, mental health, probation, and parole.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Convicted Sex Offender site is a collaborative effort by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, local law enforcement, the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, and the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board. Current high-risk registered sex offenders are required to be posted on this website.

The International Center for Missing and Exploited Children works to identify and coordinate a global network of organisations fighting child sexual exploitation and abduction. It serves as a coordinator, facilitator, and enabler by providing counsel, standards, tools, and resources to help maximize the individual and collective effectiveness of agencies worldwide.

Florida Law Enforcement's Sexual Predator/Offender Registry provides information on offenders classified as sexual predators and/or convicted of a crime against children. The information is "made available to interested citizens to help them educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities", and is provided "to assist interested persons in forming their own risk assessments based on the offender's personal circumstances and conviction history."

The New York State Sex Offender Registry site provides an overview of the sex offender registration law and how the public can obtain information about sex offenders.

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online. The aim of the VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from online child abuse.